How We Remember is a musical exploration into the nature of remembering and forgetting. Through music and sound, the trio examine the strength and fragility of memory and its effect on our lives and relationships.
Solstice wishes to give greater attention to new works written by Australian and international women composers who are exploring diverse styles of music-making through non-traditional chamber music repertoire, sound art and graphic scores.
The trio are commissioning two new pieces to be included in the concert by sound artist Nat Grant and Australian pianist and composer Andrea Keller.
Solstice feel it is crucial for young female artists, as well as their non-musical colleagues, to see and hear the work of women on stage in the roles of performers, composers and curators. With their commissions and collaborations, and by funding these two new works Solstice aims to create opportunities for women artists in the Australian music industry, and to inspire future female musicians.
The funds for this projects will be used to pay for two new commissions.
Multi-instrumentalist and sound artist Nat Grant will compose a piece, with a digital accompaniment inspired by the trio’s early musical memories. Using field recordings of recognisable sounds, Nat will create a piece of sound art that will weave in and out of the concert programme.
Acclaimed Australian jazz pianist Andrea Keller has composed and developed a diverse range of projects including a song cycle inspired by poetry, live soundscapes using effects and loop pedals to accompany film, and work with artists across several musical genres. Andrea will compose a new work based around the theme of memory which will include sections for the trio explore and improvise.